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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards

Through its annual graduate scholarship program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards were established by the AIAA Evolution of Flight Campaign and the AIAA Foundation in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight and to recognize the Wright brother’s aeronautical achievements and contributions to the evolution of flight. The AIAA Foundation Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Awards are bestowed annually to two graduate-level students participating in research endeavors as part of their engineering/science graduate studies. Basic Criteria and other information can be found at <a href= >;
  • Full Name: Paul Vincent Anderson
  • Entry: AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Award
  • Category: Graduate
  • Notes: Paul V. Anderson is a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Colorado at Boulder, studying Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation under his advisor, Dr. Hanspeter Schaub. Paul is employed as a co-op student with the Navigation and Mission Design Branch of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, where he has performed minimum-fuel trajectory optimization for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) and Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) missions. His current research interests include electrostatic space radiation shielding, geostationary orbital debris flux, and impulsive feedback control for spacecraft formation flying